Professional Learning


GTAC offers a range of Professional Learning events for teachers, pre-service teachers and laboratory technicians throughout the year. Ranging from support for first-time Biology teachers through to forums where leading scientists share their stories and expertise, attendees consistently comment that events are engaging, contemporary and have a significant impact on their practice. Teachers can also count their hours of attendance towards their VIT professional development requirement.

Below is a list of some of the re-occurring Professional Learning events that GTAC is running and has run in the past:

Overview of VCE Unit 1 Biology

A full day Professional learning program designed to assist teachers with delivery of the 2016 - 2021 Unit 1 Biology curriculum. Click here to find out more.

 

Overview of VCE Unit 2 Biology

A full day Professional learning program designed to assist teachers with delivery of the 2016 - 2021 Unit 2 Biology curriculum. This event is scheduled to run on Saturday 27th May, 2017. Click here to find out more and to register your attendance.

 

Overview of VCE Unit 3 Biology

A full day Professional Learning program designed to assist teachers with delivery of the Unit 3 Biology curriculum. Click here to find out more.

 

Overview of VCE Unit 4 Biology

A full day Professional Learning program designed to assist teachers with delivery of the Unit 4 Biology curriculum. This event will run on Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May, 2017. Please note both dates are fully booked out. Click here to find out more or to add your name to the waitlist.

 

A Cross Curricula Approach to Teaching Adaptations

A full day Professional Learning program designed to assist Years 5 & 6 teachers in the delivery of inquiry based student resources developed by GTAC and its partners. This event is scheduled for 6th December, 2016. Click here to find out more.

 

GTAC Annual Teacher Symposium

A full day Professional Learning event where leading scientists and educators share their experiences and expertise. This is usually run on the day of the VCE General Achievement Test (GAT). Click here to find out themes from previous years and additional information.

 

Laboratory Technician Professional Learning

A full day Professional Learning event for Laboratory Technicians on implementing practical components of the VCAA Unit 1 & 2 Biology Study Design 2016-2021. This event is scheduled for Friday 3rd February, 2017. Click here for more information.

If you would like to receive notifications of future Laboratory Technician professional learning events, click here to add your email address to our mailing list.

 

Insights into brain function and research

A special professional learning event that features a guest presentation by Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield. The presentation will be followed by interactive workshops which explore the topics of alcohol poisoning, addiction and neurodegenerative disease. Each workshop will include laboratory activities and discussions on approaches to teaching and learning about neuronal function and factors affecting the brain. Click here for more information.

 

We also deliver specially developed programs which in the past have included such topics as critical thinking in the classroom, enriching student experiences with digital tools and illuminating the mysteries of the brain. Check out our GTAC Events Calendar and News Feed regularly to see when new professional learning events are announced.